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The Lyell Glacier has Stopped Moving

The Lyell Glacier has Stopped Moving

February 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Conspiracy theorists will yell “there’s no such thing”, while climatologists are saying “I told you so” but for whatever reason, climate change or what-have-you, the The Lyell Glacier, the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park, has stopped moving.

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Frazil Ice is Back!

Frazil Ice is Back!

April 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

Frazill what’s back? Frazil Ice. Take a look at this great video from Yosemite Nature Notes after the jump to learn all about it. It’s awesome stuff!

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inside glacier - Yosemite Nature Notes Episode 19 Glaciers - 2010

They Made Yosemite – Glaciers! (video)

November 5, 2010 | Comments (0)

Come along with the crew of Yosemite Nature Notes as they explore the most influential force in the shaping of Yosemite – GLACIERS!

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How's the Water

How’s the Water

May 6, 2010 | Comments (0)

Lots of people are asking how the rivers are flowing in Yosemite. Well now there’s a pretty cool way you can keep track of just how high the water is flowing AND how busy the Mist Trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls is. Thanks to the US Geological Survey this awesome new webcam keeps track […]

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The Occupation of Mount Conness

The Occupation of Mount Conness

January 11, 2010 | Comments (0)

The other day I watched an episode of Huell Howser’s California’s Gold about the Conness Glacier on PBS. Unfortunately that video isn’t available anywhere on the internet but I did stumble across something REALLY interesting, a copy of Overland Monthly and Outwest Magazine detailing the 1890 occupation of Mt. Conness by the team of engineers […]

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What's the most important tree in Yosemite Valley?

What’s the most important tree in Yosemite Valley?

November 20, 2009 | Comments (0)

Could this be the most important tree in Yosemite Valley? Photo by Dale Carlson. What’s the most important tree in Yosemite Valley? Is it the sugar maples by the Chapel? The aspens along the river with their beautiful golden leaves? How about the big tree in the meadow that all the photographers love to shoot […]

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One Mans Lake is Another Mans Text Book

One Mans Lake is Another Mans Text Book

November 10, 2009 | Comments (0)

Most visitors to Yosemite see Siesta Lake as a picturesque spot to stop and stretch your legs along the Tioga Road but Professor of Geology, Garry Hayes sees it as a tool to help students understand glaciation in the Sierra. Photo by

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Star Bright, Star Light, First Star I See Tonight

Star Bright, Star Light, First Star I See Tonight

September 15, 2009 | Comments (0)

Photo courtesy NPS. One of the things I hear from people who’ve just experienced their first night in Yosemite is, “God I can’t believe how many stars there are here!” The stars are exactly the same as where you live, we just don’t have as much light pollution drowning out their light. In fact, Tuolumne […]

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Smmmmokin!

Smmmmokin!

August 12, 2009 | Comments (0)

So if you’ve been up to Yosemite the last few days and have been wondering why the Valley is so smokey @YosemiteScience has your answer. It’s the fire in La Brea. Smoke from the fire is drifting north over the mountains, into the Central Valley and up into Yosemite. Bleh. You can see the high-resolution […]

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